New York Script Award is a screenplay festival with IMDb Qualifing Festival ( that presents the best screenwriters in the world. We are looking for screenplays that we offer as a product to the world's independent film directors, producers, film investors and film productions.

Our festival combines productions that are looking for suitable scripts for their future projects. We also connect music creators and creators of music videos.

FilmFreeway has ranked our competition, the New York Script Awards, among the TOP25 THE MOST POPULAR SCREENWRITING COMPETITION in NY. 

Our festival collaborates with the independent film academy Golden Art Film Academy, which helps producers, directors, actors and screenwriters find work.

The best project in the main category will be nominated for the independent Golden Art Film Academy, which will redistribute $ 5,000 in 2022 which they will receive in the form of various movie rewards.

✍️ Best Super Short Script (under 10 pages)
✍️ Best Short Script (under 40 pages)
✍️ Best Feature Script
✍️ Best Television Script – Pilot
✍️ Best First Time Screenwriter (Short)
✍️ Best First Time Screenwriter (Feature)

✍️ Best Screenplay for Music Video
✍️ Best Drama Screenplay
✍️ Best Comedy Screenplay
✍️ Best Horror Screenplay
✍️ Best Thriller Screenplay
✍️ Best LGBTQ Screenplay
✍️ Best Female Screenwriter
✍️ Best Scifi Screenplay
✍️ Best Young Screenwriter (under 25)
✍️ Best New York Screenplay
✍️ Best American Screenplay
✍️ Best Foreign Screenplay
✍️ Best Action Screenplay
✍️ Best Psychological Screenplay
✍️ Best Historical Screenplay
✍️ Best War Screenplay
✍️ Best Crimi Screenplay
✍️ Best Fantasy Screenplay
✍️ Best Young Screenwriter (under 25y)
✍️ Best Male Screenwriter

Each winner will receive a digital diploma (pdf.) + special official laurels

1. All scripts must be in English.
2. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
4. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
5. Scripts that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.
6. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.
7. Organizers have the right to use film posters or your photos on public social networks to promote your project and our festival.

Overall Rating
  • Kevin Pike

    Thank you, New York Script Awards. Thank you for awarding us first place in the Thriller category for our script, The Secret Codex.
    You made us feel that you really got into our world. We will happily send you our next one soon!

    October 2022
  • I am very honored to have two of my scripts Officially Accepted by New York Script Awards. This is very motivating to keep me writing more and it provides the opportunity to have my work seen by producers, directors, and agents.

    September 2022
  • James Shanklin

    Honored to have won recognition for my screenplays from NYSA!

    August 2022
  • Pazzo Mondo Inc. Film & Media

    Outstanding experience! Thank you New York Script Awards for awarding "For da love of Pizza" screenplay written by Christine Doyle and Mary Doyle as Best Feature Script. It's truly an honor!

    August 2022
  • Really incredible festival with amazing hospitality! Thank you New York Script Awards Team for recognizing my screenplay "Dear Agony" for Best Short Screenplay.

    August 2022